- "Come to me, all who labor and are heavy burdened, and I will give you rest."
- –The Bible, Matthew 11:28
Cristo Redentor, "Christ the Redeemer" in English, is a 38-meter (125 foot) tall statue of Jesus Christ situated on Corcovado Mountain, watching over the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro. First proposed in 1921 during celebrations of the centennial of Brazilian independence, by 1931 the statue had been completed, making it the largest art deco monument in the world. Since that time, the statue, seated 710 meters (2330 feet) above sea level, has become a beloved symbol of Rio de Janeiro and of Brazil.